Monday, November 10, 2008

First Visit

Today was the first visit with Liam's birth mom since she signed over her rights. We've exchanged a few letters and set up a visit for today after school. I had Olivia go to our after school program so that it was just Liam and I, at least for the first visit.

It went very well.

I was nervous, and she was too I think. We met with her and her boyfriend for about an hour at McDonalds. It was good to talk to her and share some information, get to know each other a little bit. She gave him a bear today. I was so glad for that, as silly as it sounds. She hasn't given him a gift since I've had him and I was touched she had brought it for him. She asked about sending a gift at Christmas (I have a PO box) and I suggested we get together again in January for Christmas and to celebrate his birthday. She was very happy about that, so we're planning a visit Jan 30 on his birthday as of now.

I think "we're" going to send her a box at Christmas. Possibly a framed picture of Liam and ??? Not sure, but I thought it would be nice. I also found out her birthday so that will be something we can celebrate together as well. I think we're off to a good start. There were a few things said that I'll watch to see if they continue and how I could help her with a "different" way of saying it, just some terms and such that I think will be hard for him to understand at this age.

I'm blessed to at least be able to share God with her (she does go to church I found out!) and allow Liam a relationship with his birth mom as he grows.


You did a remarkable thing for your son today! One day he will thank you!
Good job mommy!

maureen said...

You are very brave! I do not have an open adoption with any of my children, I hope and pray that I have made the right choices for each of them. I admire you for your unselfishness.


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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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